PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, November 8, 2021 – Senator Rick Scott held a live-streamed roundtable meeting with port, business, and retail leaders at the Port of Palm Beach to discuss the massive supply chain challenges and skilled worker shortages we are facing, as well as discuss what solutions can be implemented to help businesses in Florida and across America.

Jennifer Mancini, Business Development, was invited to participate at the round table as a representative of the commercial construction industry.  Jennifer has served on the ABC Legislative Committee for 7 years and has lobbied in Tallahassee and Washington D.C. on behalf of the construction industry for over 20 years.

During the roundtable, Senator Rick Scott introduced the bicameral Supply Chain Emergency Response Act to alleviate the current supply chain crisis affecting America’s families and small businesses.

In announcing his new bill, Senator Rick Scott said, “As empty shelves grow more and more common, prices are surging higher and small businesses can’t access the goods they need to serve their customers. Joe Biden’s supply chain and inflation crises are devastating for so many Americans, but it’s our poorest families, those on low and fixed incomes like mine growing up, that are hurt the most. Yet, Biden does nothing to help. Unlike the Biden administration, I’m not going to just sit around and play TV commentator. Today, I am proud to partner with my friend and colleague Congressman Giménez in introducing the Supply Chain Emergency Response Act to get products flowing to American families and businesses again. We need to make Washington work for Florida families. Fortunately, Florida’s ports are ready and able to help with this crisis and I hope all of my colleagues work with us to quickly pass this good and urgently needed bill.”

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Hypower is a properly licensed Florida General Contractor, Florida Electrical Contractor and Florida Underground Utility and Excavation Contractor. Hypower operates through several divisions specializing in heavy civil electrical infrastructure, electrical building construction, outside plant power and communications projects, airfield lighting, and ground-mount and floating solar farms nationwide. The company also specializes in 24/7 commercial and industrial electrical service and special projects in Florida. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hypower employs more than 700 people and has successfully completed over 1,500 projects valued at over $1.4 billion. Licensed to operate in more than 30 states, Hypower consistently ranks at the top of national leaderboards for its exemplary safety and innovation record within the construction market. Widely recognized for its industry excellence, Hypower is currently ranked as a top 20 Electrical Contractor in the nation by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Hypower has been honored with ABC STEP Platinum Awards for Safety Training every year since 2013. In addition, the company has won over 40 Excellence in Construction Eagle Awards presented by ABC, Florida East Coast Chapter, and has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor since 2017.

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